Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court today found the government may not recognize the Bahai'i faith in official identification documents, leaving Baha'i Egyptian citizens unable to obtain necessary documents that must include a citizen's religion,
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On Saturday, 2 December 2006, the First Circuit of the Supreme Administrative Court will consider the merits of the Interior Ministry's appeal against a lower court decision that found Egyptian Baha'is had the right to obtain birth certificates, i
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the report of the State Commissioners Authority (Hay'at Qadaaya Al Dawla), presented to the Supreme Administrative Court (SAD) yesterday, 11 November.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today condemned the decision by Helwan University's President to expel female students who choose for religious reasons to wear the niqab, or face veil, from the university's hostel.
Removing Religion from National IDs a Positive but Symbolic Step, Respect for Freedom of Religion the Only Way to Confront Problems
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today expressed support for the proposal to remove religion from national identity (ID) cards.
The Health and Human Rights Program of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights organized a two-day workshop on the 'Legal Dimensions of HIV/AIDS and Human Rights in Egypt'.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today announced that the Interior Ministry has released Islamic scholar Metwalli Ibrahim Metwalli after spending nearly three years in administrative detention under the Emergency Law for the reli
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the ruling issued by the Administrative Court on 4 April, which found that Baha’i Egyptians have the right to have their religion recognized in official documents, reaffirming a sim
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Administrative Court (the Court) to refer the issue of women's freedom to don the niqab (face veil) in public places to the Court's Chamber of Uniform Pr
Mandatory HIV Testing of Prisoners would Violate their Human Rights…MBs urged to give priority to treatment and prevention
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today that respect for human rights is essential for a successful response to HIV/AIDS.
Twelve Egyptian human rights organizations today sent a letter to Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights demanding an international fact-finding team to investigate the violent removal by Egyptian security forces of Sudan
Government Should Grant Immediate Access
The EIPR's Right to Privacy Program has documented at least 54 lawsuits involving citizens who have had to resort to courts because of an arbitrary refusal by the Interior Ministry's Civil Affairs Department to recognize their religious affiliations by printing them on their identity cards.
Detainee Goes on Hunger Strike after Two Years’ Imprisonment for Writing Unpublished Theological Research Paper
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Metwalli Ibrahim Metwalli Saleh, 51, who started a hunger strike on 11 June 2005 in protest against his continued detention despite an o
Mohamed El-Derini was detained at his house on 22 March 2004 amidst a campagin that targeted a number of Egyptian Shi'a Muslims. El-Derini is the last to be released of the 11 detainees who were also incarcerated for varying periods without ever appearing before a proseuctor.
El-Derini was arrested at his house on 22 March 2004 as part of a larger campaign of arrests that targeted a number of Egyptian Shi'a Muslims. While all the other detainees were released at a later stage, El-Derini has been in custody for 15 months now without ever being charged or even referred to prosecution.
Prime Minister's Statements on the US Free Trade Agreement Should be the Basis for the Agreement's Negotiations
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today that the statements of Egypt's Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif during his visit to Washington on the free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States and its possible impact on the prices o
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) today called on the Egyptian Government to resist pressures from American Pharmaceutical companies, which seek to maximize their profits at the expense of Egyptian citizens by eradicating competit
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) urged the Egyptian government today to give priority to the protection of citizens’ right to health during its implementation of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rig
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights today renewed its call for the release of Mohamed Ramadan Hussein El-Dirini after a new court ruling was issued in his favor last week.